Green-Wood Cemetery is the latest NYC institution to bring their archives out of the analog era. They'll be digitizing their 177 year-old archive collection, thanks to a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $40,000 grant will support the first and critical planning phase of digitizing the historic collections.
..."The collection - millions of historical documents - contains exciting and unique elements, as well. To our knowledge, this will be the largest collection of cemetery records in the United States ever to be digitized and made available to the public. They relate to hundreds of thousands of persons buried at Green-Wood, including Boss Tweed, Horace Greeley, Samuel F.B. Morse, Bill “The Butcher” Poole, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Lola Montez, early baseball pioneers, and over 5,000 Civil War veterans."
Another apartment building flip in the South Slope 310 12th Street, last sold in 2014 for $5,750,000, changed hands this month for $9,200,000. The buyer is Long Island-based Davis Management Associates, a multifamily investment & management firm. The violations history for 310 make interesting reading, with a number of executive & special operations inspections recorded. These include
FILE A CERT FORM,APP ETC.CONTAINING A MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENT(S) UNDER JOB APP PERMIT# 340148405 ALT-2 PWI IS A CHECK MARK "NO" RENT CONTROL/STABILIZATION.@TIME OF INSP, APT #8 & 11 IS OCCUPIED & UNDER RENT ST
Cafe Steinhof (Seventh & 14th) will be hosting a #SaveNYC social evening on April 5th at 6 pm (Brokelyn)
#SaveNYC is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to raise awareness and take action for protecting and preserving the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City.
As our vibrant streetscapes and neighborhoods are turned into bland, suburban-style shopping malls, filled with chain stores and glossy luxury retail, #SaveNYC is fighting for small businesses and cultural institutions.
Our mission is to bring attention to the plight of Mom and Pop, raise awareness of the issues, and encourage state and city government to implement protections for small businesses and cultural institutions across the five boroughs of New York City. (#SaveNYC)
And this weekend (26th & 27th), it's Opening Day for the rides & attractions at Coney Island!
The celebration starts at 11:00AM on the Boardwalk with the annual tradition of the Blessing of the Rides at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park. This year's ceremony is dedicated to Pastor Debbe Santiago of Coney Island's Salt and Sea Mission, who originated the event with Denos D. Vourderis 31 years ago and passed away last month. Deno's Wonder Wheel is marking its 96th season with a free ride for the first 96 riders. At the Cyclone, where the first 100 on line ride for free, the annual Egg Cream Christening of the roller coaster's front car is at 11:45AM. The 1920 Wonder Wheel and the 1927 Cyclone are official New York City landmarks.
You're invited to visit the Coney Island History Project's exhibition center from 1:00-6:00PM on March 26th. View historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera and films of Coney Island's colorful past. Admission is FREE. (Coney Island History Project)